North Carolina's elections results are available for the following elections in the specified years. You may request additional election results information not available on this site by submitting a request form to the State Board. If you have problems accessing this data please contact the Helpdesk at 888-450-7263 or email HelpRequest.SBOE@ncsbe.gov.
Official Primary Election Results (Canvass)
The General Statutes of North Carolina require county boards of elections to meet at 11:00 a.m. on the seventh day following a statewide primary to canvass the results of the primary election. The date of the county canvass for the 2016 Statewide Primary is Tuesday, March 22, 2016. During a county canvass, a county board of elections will authenticate the count in every ballot item in the county by determining that the votes have been counted and tabulated correctly. For primary contests that are fully within the jurisdiction of a county, the contest results are made official following the county canvass. For contests within the jurisdiction of the State Board of Elections, the State Board will meet after the day of the county canvasses to authenticate the primary election results of these multi-jurisdictional or state-level primary contests.
On our website, once an individual county has completed its county canvass, the county’s election results will display as “Official.” Statewide election results will not become "Official" until after the State Canvass.
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